Cedar Falls bans converting certain homes to multi-unit rentals
CEDAR FALLS (AP) -
Cedar Falls has banned conversions of certain houses in the city from single-family homes into multi-unit rentals.
The City Council voted 6-1 Monday to prohibit such living arrangements in two of the city's zoning districts. They're currently single- and double-family homes.
City Planner Marty Ryan says some people fear rental properties will detract from a neighborhood's appearance if they're improperly maintained. He says they could also lead to population and parking density problems.
Councilman-At-Large Nick Taiber, who opposed the measure, says the ban might lead to greater rental restrictions.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports a task force has been examining various restrictions on rental properties within the city. They aim to have recommendations to the council by mid-June.
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